Mary Vining

Mary Vining
Director and Student Filmmaker



Mary will be participating in a panel of young filmmakers at lunch on Wednesday


Mary Vining is a 15-year-old student filmmaker who has been directing since she was 11. Prior to this, she was a pre-professional ballet dancer at Chamberlain School of Ballet for 13 years. She has directed 3 short films, with another one which will be released in the fall of next year. She is one of the founders of JVG Pictures, a homeschool film organization, Silver Summit Productions which makes promo videos for businesses and events, and Vining Sisters Productions which she started with her sister Clare. Directing together, they have received several awards including a nomination for Best Student Film from the International Christian Film Festival, a Selection from Dunedin International Film Festival, Honorable Mention from the Goodness Reigns Film Festival and a selection from Reel Time International Film